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Organization

The NBB is a department of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN). The NIN is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is situated in Amsterdam. The laboratory and tissue storage facilities and main NBB staff are located at the NIN. All autopsies are performed in VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Amsterdam.

The NBB donor communication team organizes donor recruitment and registration, and other public relations activities. It arranges autopsies and makes sure the donors' files are completed and summarized after the autopsy. The NBB laboratory staff cuts and stains all tissue for neuropathological diagnosis, stores and administrates tissue and data. The laboratory staff and tissue supply team communicate with researchers who request samples, and prepare the tissue samples for shipment to researchers. Autopsies are performed by a pathologist (VUmc), a mortuary assistant (VUmc) and two autopsy assistants (NBB / NIN), available 24/7.

For the NBB-Psy program, the NBB collaborates with several other organizations. More information about the organizational structure of NBB-Psy is available on the NBB-Psy page.

Personnel

Netherlands Institute for NeuroscienceFrom the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

 

Prof. dr. Inge Huitinga
Prof. dr. Inge Huitinga
Director
+31 20 566 54 78
i.huitinga@nin.knaw.nl
An Achterbergh-Jansen
An Achterbergh-Jansen
Administrative support
+31 20 566 54 99
a.achterbergh-jansen@nin.knaw.nl
Afra van den Berg, MSc
Afra van den Berg, MSc
Technician
+31 20 566 55 02
a.van.den.berg@nin.knaw.nl
Aletta van den Bosch
Aletta van den Bosch
Scientific support (PhD candidate)
+31 20 566 55 24
a.v.d.bosch@nin.knaw.nl
Petra Brom
Petra Brom
Donor Communication and Tissue Dissemination Officer
+31 20 566 54 99
p.brom@nin.knaw.nl
Tim Crone
Tim Crone
Medical Writer
+31 20 566 54 78
t.crone@nin.knaw.nl
Isabell Ehmer, MSc
Isabell Ehmer, MSc
Tissue Dissemination Officer
+31 20 566 54 78
i.ehmer@nin.knaw.nl
Paul Evers, BAS
Paul Evers, BAS
Technician
+31 20 566 55 02
p.evers@nin.knaw.nl
Hanneke Geut, MSc
Hanneke Geut, MSc
PhD student (VUmc & NBB)
+31 20 566 54 99
h.geut@vumc.nl
Mignon de Goeij, MSc
Mignon de Goeij, MSc
Operations Manager
+31 20 566 54 78
m.de.goeij@nin.knaw.nl
Minke Groot, MD
Minke Groot, MD
Coordinator Medical Information
+31 20 566 54 78
m.groot@nin.knaw.nl
Paula Hesselink
Paula Hesselink
Donor Communication and Tissue Dissemination Officer
+31 20 566 54 99
p.hesselink@nin.knaw.nl
Marja Janse, MD
Marja Janse, MD
Medical Writer
+31 20 566 54 78
m.janse@nin.knaw.nl
Michiel Kooreman, BAS
Michiel Kooreman, BAS
Technical coordinator
+31 20 566 54 78
m.kooreman@nin.knaw.nl
Mark Mizee, PhD
Mark Mizee, PhD
Business Developer
+31 20 566 54 78
m.r.mizee@amc.uva.nl
Jackelien van Scheppingen, PhD
Postdoc
j.van.scheppingen@nin.knaw.nl
Manon Vincenten, MSc
Manon Vincenten, MSc
Scientific support
+31 20 566 55 24
m.vincenten@nin.knaw.nl

Personnel from VUmc

 

Pathologists

  • M. Bugiani, MD, PhD
  • J.M. Rozemuller, MD, PhD
  • P. van der Valk, MD, PhD
  • P. van der Voorn, MD, PhD
 

Mortuary assistants

  • A. Bakker
  • P. Kraaijeveld
  • T. Oldert
  • M. van Ooijen
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Autopsy team NBB / Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

The team consists of technicians from the NBB and students, researchers and technicians from other organizations who participate in the team on an on-call basis.

  • J.J. Anink, BAS
  • A. van den Berg, MSc
  • N. Breeuwsma, MSc
  • I. Ehmer, MSc
  • P. Evers, BAS
 
  • M. Kooreman, BAS
  • A. Muller, MSc
  • J. Quarré
  • T. van Ramesdonk
 
  • B. Tak, MSc
  • U. Unmehopa, BAS
  • D. de Waard, MSc
  • Y. van der Werf, Prof.

Scientific committee (Tissue Advisory Board)

All tissue applications received by the NBB are reviewed by our scientific committee on quality of the proposed research and scientific merit. The scientific committee consists of:

  • I. Huitinga, PhD; Neuroimmunology
  • I. Ehmer, PhD candidate; Account manager
  • J.M. Rozemuller, MD, PhD (VUmc, Amsterdam), Neuropathology

Additional member for NBB-Psy applications (brain material of donors with a psychiatric diagnosis):

  • Prof. Dr. P. Eikelenboom, emeritus professor of geriatric psychiatry
  • J. van Scheppingen, Postdoc

Advisory council

  • Prof. dr. D.A.J.P. Denys (Psychiatry)
  • Prof. mr. dr. J.K.M. Gevers (Health Law)
  • Prof. dr. P. Heutink (Genetics)
  • Drs. A.A. Keizer (Geriatrics)
  • Prof. dr. H.P.H. Kremer (Neurology)
  • Dr. E. Marchiori (Informatics)
  • Prof. dr. C.H. Polman (Neurology)
  • Prof. dr. P. van der Valk (Pathology)

Auxiliary staff

The NBB thanks the following employees of the VUmc and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience for their support:

  • J. van Veldhuisen and R. Otsen of the photography department of the VUmc.
  • All members of the incident room and the reception desk of the VUmc.
  • H. Stoffels, graphic designer of the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience

 

Organization